December 17, 1976 PAGE 10 HAYS DAILY NEWS Nixon, Watergaters Must Pay Damages For Wiretap WASHINGTON (UPI) - A federal judge says Richard Nixon and top Watergate offenders H.R. Haldeman and John Mitchell must pay damages to former National Security Council aide Morton Halperin for bugging his telephone. U.S. District Judge John Lewis Smith Jr. Thursday declared "a subjective good faith defense is unavailable," and gave opposing lawyers 20 days to submit proposals he will consider in deciding what the damages should be. Halperin sought an estimated $3 million from a long list of defendants. He was among 13 government officials and 4 reporters whose telephones were tapped by the White House "plumbers" trying to determine the' source of news leaks on foreign policy decisions in 1969. Smith dismissed Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a defendant. Kissinger, then head of the security council, had merely furnished names of officials who might have had access to leaked Information, the judge said. At the United Nations Thursday, Kissinger told reporters: "I am gratified by the decision with regard to my role but I do not want to comment beyond that." In his ruling Smith said he could find justicication for installing the wiretaps because of "justifiably grave concern ... over the leaking of confidential foreign policy information." In view of wiretapping practices of the 30 previous years and the confused state of the law it was "reasonable" for the White House to decide wiretap statutes would not be violated, he added. But the Halperin wiretap continued long after he left the national security staff and "the evidence here reflects ... a seemingly political motjve for later surveillance and dissemination of reports," Smith said. "Numerous summary letters in the later course of the surveillance relate solely to Halperin's political activities and beliefs," he went on. Nixon, in a deposition entered in the lawsuit, said the Halperin wiretaps "never helped us. Just gobs and gobs of material, gossip and bull." Smith said while the degree of involvement of Nixon, Haldeman and Mitchell might vary, "the court finds under all the circumstances that a subjective good faith defense is unavailable." ''Regardless of intention," Smith said, "they violated plaintiffs' basic constitutional right to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure." Hunt Will Spend Christmas In Jail WASHINGTON (UPI) — Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt apparently must spend Christmas in jail despite new efforts to release him. The Parole Commission Thursday postponed, probably until Jan. 25, a decision on his parole request until a meeting of the full panel in Burlingame, Calif. GIRLS AND BOYS YOUR OWN MONEY! YOUR OWN BUSINESS! PRIZES TOO! 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House sources told UPI the investigators also feel there are 'good grounds to further explore other aspects of the Kennedy slaying — the mysterious movements of two travelers from Texas to Cuba through Mexico City immediately after the tragedy Nov. 22, 1963; the CIA's bugging of the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City, and the possibility Premier Fidel Castro had advance knowledge of the assassination plans. The panel scheduled a meeting today in closed session to consider,' and presumably approve, the draft report of its work this year. Last week the panel approved unanimously a one year budget request of $6.5 Group Lists Sponsors, Shows Of TV Violence WASHINGTON (UPI) - A western series called "Quest" is televisions' most violent show, and a doctor says a child who watches it and similar programming could find his "perceptions of'the real world may be significantly distorted." A media reform group called the National Citizens Committee' for Broadcasting told a news conference Thursday that General Motors' Chevrolet division sponsors the most violent TV shows, and Peter Paul Candies, the least. NBC showed the most violent shows this fall and CBS the least, the committee said of its 11-week study by a private TV monitoring firm funded by a $25,000 grant from the American Medical Association. AM A president Richard E. Palmer said television was "a powerful, pervasive force in a child's environment." "If the programming he is exposed to consists largely of violent content, his perceptions of the real world may be significantly distorted, and his psychological development may be adversely .affected," Palmer said. The 10 most violent programs, in order, were Quest, Starsky and Hutch, Baretta, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hawaii Five-0, Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, Police Story, Delvecchio and Serpico. 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If ) 1-18-28-38^ 68-72-81-88^ PISCES fit. 19 l^i 2- 7-26-31 33-48-67 Final Appeals Judge Appointed TOPEKA, Kan. (UPI) Wyandotte County District Judge Joe Swinehart Thursday was named the final member of the new Kansas Court of Appeals. Gov. Robert Bennett chose Swinehart, 53, over two other nominees of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission — Attorney Robert Boyce Jr. of Kansas City, and Franklin County District Judge Floyd Coffman of Ottawa. It was the second nomination for all three, who had been passed over earlier by Bennett in filling other vacancies. The governor already has appointed to the seven- member panel Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Sherman Parks of Topeka, Corwin Spencer of Oakley, Bobby Lee Abbott of Junction City, and John Rees of Wichita. Supreme Court Commissioners Jerome Harman and J. Richard Foth have decided to take seats on the appeals court as permitted by law, filling all vacancies. The newly created court is to begin operation in January. "Again it was a very difficult decision to make because of the high caliber of nominees submitted to me for my consideration," Bennett said. "Joe Swinehart brings to the court 20 years of judicial experience with a reputation of fairness and integrity which serve as the cornerstone of our judicial system."
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